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Math, physics no longer mandatory for engineering aspirants, says AICTE

13 Mar 2021

Math, physics no longer mandatory for engineering aspirants, says AICTE

Studying mathematics and physics in Class-12 would no longer be mandatory for students wishing to join engineering courses, according to new guidelines in All India Council for Technical Education's (AICTE) Approval Process Handbook for 2021-22.

With eye on education, Sitharaman announces Central University, Sainik schools

01 Feb 2021

With eye on education, Sitharaman announces Central University, Sainik schools

In her annual Budget speech, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced a slew of education-related measures, like setting up a Central University in Leh and the establishment of 100 new Sainik schools.

#MannkiBaat: Farm laws gave farmers new rights, opportunities, says Modi

29 Nov 2020

#MannkiBaat: Farm laws gave farmers new rights, opportunities, says Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday addressed the 71st edition of his monthly radio show 'Mann ki Baat'.

#MannKiBaat: September to mark 'Nutrition Month'; push for indigenous toys

30 Aug 2020

#MannKiBaat: September to mark 'Nutrition Month'; push for indigenous toys

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday hosted the 68th episode of his radio show 'Mann ki Baat'.

NEET, JEE row: Sonia calls opposition-meet, Mamata suggests approaching SC

26 Aug 2020

NEET, JEE row: Sonia calls opposition-meet, Mamata suggests approaching SC

On Wednesday, at the opposition meeting convened by Congress President Sonia Gandhi on the controversy around JEE and NEET examinations, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee suggested approaching Supreme Court seeking a postponement.

Kanimozhi sparks language debate, Congress supports her, BJP smells campaign

10 Aug 2020

Kanimozhi sparks language debate, Congress supports her, BJP smells campaign

With a tweet on Sunday, Lok Sabha MP from Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu, Kanimozhi sparked a heated conversation surrounding language and attempted to slam the BJP-led Centre for imposing Hindi across the nation.

Will never allow three-language formula: Tamil Nadu CM on NEP

03 Aug 2020

Will never allow three-language formula: Tamil Nadu CM on NEP

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Monday rejected the three-language policy as mentioned in the new National Education Policy (NEP).

Team Rahul blames Old Guard for decline at Congress meet

31 Jul 2020

Team Rahul blames Old Guard for decline at Congress meet

A virtual meeting of Congress parliamentarians on Thursday turned into a war of words between leaders, said to be close to ex-party President Rahul Gandhi, and the ministers of UPA-II, who worked under former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, multiple reports said.

Much to welcome, but challenges remain: Shashi Tharoor on NEP

30 Jul 2020

Much to welcome, but challenges remain: Shashi Tharoor on NEP

Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Thursday praised the new National Education Policy (NEP) but emphasized on certain issues with the policy.

India gets new education policy: Here are the highlights

29 Jul 2020

India gets new education policy: Here are the highlights

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the new National Education Policy (NEP). The Ministry of Human Resource Development has also been renamed the Ministry of Education.

#HindiDebate: Kamal Haasan says 'battle for Tamil bigger than Jallikattu'

16 Sep 2019

#HindiDebate: Kamal Haasan says 'battle for Tamil bigger than Jallikattu'

Mere days after Home Minister Amit Shah's push to make Hindi India's national language, actor and politician Kamal Haasan has come out in opposition of his comments.

Hindi Diwas: Amit Shah pushes for Hindi as national language

14 Sep 2019

Hindi Diwas: Amit Shah pushes for Hindi as national language

On the occasion of Hindi Diwas, Union Home Minister Amit Shah pushed for Hindi to be designated India's national language.

Explained: What is the controversy around Hindi 'imposition'?

05 Jun 2019

Explained: What is the controversy around Hindi 'imposition'?

Who would have thought that languages, of which there is no dearth in India, would become BJP 2.0's first controversy?

Former Uttarakhand CM Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank to head HRD Ministry

31 May 2019

Former Uttarakhand CM Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank to head HRD Ministry

A day after taking oath for his second term as Prime Minister, Narendra Modi allocated portfolios to the newly sworn-in members of the Union Council of Ministers.

Javadekar: Hindi not compulsory under New Education Policy (NEP)

10 Jan 2019

Javadekar: Hindi not compulsory under New Education Policy (NEP)

Hours after reports stated that the New Education Policy (NEP) draft contained a provision for making Hindi compulsory in all schools till Class 8, HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar dismissed such claims, calling these reports 'mischievous'.

HRD Ministry approves third-extension for panel drafting new education policy

08 Jul 2018

HRD Ministry approves third-extension for panel drafting new education policy

The K Kasturirangan Committee tasked with drafting a new education policy has got a third extension from HRD Ministry to give final shape to the draft.

Former ISRO chief Krishnaswamy Kasturirangan to head education policy panel

27 Jun 2017

Former ISRO chief Krishnaswamy Kasturirangan to head education policy panel

The HRD Ministry has formed a nine-member panel to work on a New Education Policy to transform school and higher education.